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Newcastle-upon-Tyne, commonly known simply as Newcastle, is one of the UK’s most iconic cities. Famous for its ale, shipping, scenery and history, Newcastle has more than enough to offer the dating scene.
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The Quayside offers various attractions along with river views. You can see seven of the more famous bridges in Newcastle that span the Tyne, and you can cross the remarkable Millenium Bridge. The Quayside is a bustling hive at night, with numerous bars and restaurants to choose from, some of the best in the city. You’ll get some great pictures too, with it being beautifully lit in the evening, particularly if you catch the sunset before the night drops in. If you have a daytime date, try to get to the Quayside Market on a Sunday. The market has handmade goods and the local traders sell many things, including jewellery, clothing, street food, and souvenirs.
In the summer months, a must-see is the Quayside Seaside. You can have a romantic picnic and feel the sand between your toes and forget all the stresses of the day. With palm trees, deckchairs and beach huts, you could be anywhere!
If you’d like to visit a historic castle, Newcastle has the perfect one to offer and is behind the reason as to how the city got its name. Although small, it boasts some remarkable history and stunning panoramic views from the top, overlooking the city, Quayside and the River Tyne. This Norman fortress has many passageways and chambers and well documented days of old. A visit here would be a couple of hours well spent together and is a must-see.
Newcastle Cathedral is yet another gem in the city. Built initially in 1091 and then other parts of it in the later centuries, mainly the 14th and 18th centuries, this cathedral has a fascinating history. From 15th century monuments and a stained glass roundel through to the 162 steps to the Lantern Tower, where you have a stunning view over the city, this cathedral is breathtaking, and you’ll not leave disappointed.
Victoria Tunnel is a 19th-century tunnel used between 1842 to 1860s to transport coal from the Spital Tongue Colliery to the river. During WWII, locals used the tunnel as an air-raid shelter after it being converted for that purpose in 1939. You can see replica benches and beds the same as those used for sleeping on during these frightening times. Maybe you’ll be one of the lucky ones to spot one of the legendary ghosts!
The city has a fair few museums and galleries that all have something to offer depending on your preferences. The Discovery Museum is free to enter and has both permanent and temporary exhibitions. Wander around and learn more about Newcastle’s history, including the River Tyne’s story, and meet Turbinia, a 34-metre steamship, once the fastest in the world! The Laing Art Gallery represents much of life and culture from the North East and Newcastle itself. Including silverware, glassware, art and sculptures, this gallery is touted as being one of the best in the UK. The Biscuit Factory is also a must-see, being one of the UK’s biggest independent art, craft and design galleries. Enjoy a highly recommended brunch menu at The Factory Kitchen, the in-house cafe, or share a fabulous afternoon tea.
Newcastle’s Theatre Royal is a stunning building with a well maintained Edwardian interior. The theatre is a popular venue and easy to get reach. The Story of Theatre is a permanent exhibition in the Gallery Foyer level teaching you about theatre history from Ancient Greece to the present day. Tyne Theatre and Opera House is a Grade 1 listed theatre located in the centre of the city. Whether you prefer a comedy, music or a good show, this theatre caters to all tastes.
For a great dinner date, book a table at Rio Brazilian Steakhouse. This restaurant has already garnered rave reviews, and for a good reason. The staff are attentive, welcoming and knowledgable. You can choose whichever meat you would like coked by the specially trained chefs, and the salad bar has a great range of food. The cocktails are second to none, which, combined with a lively atmosphere, makes for a fantastic date.
Pizza Punks are well known for their delicious wood-fired pizzas. Including vegetarian and vegan options, starters and wings, the menu is diverse (you can choose from over 50 toppings), and you can opt for cocktails or craft beers to wash it down. You’ll get to listen to a decent playlist while you’re there too, be prepared to get fired up for the rest of the night.
The city’s Jesmond area also has some nice bars and restaurants worth visiting and is also home to the beautiful area known as Jesmond Dene. This beautiful park has romantic woodland walks, in a narrow valley, following the Ouseburn River, with quaint waterfalls. If you are lucky, you may get to spot a kingfisher or even a red squirrel! Grab a snack at the on-site cafe and, if you are animal lovers, pay a visit to Pet’s Corner to see the pigs, goats and alpacas and more!
Why not visit one of the most iconic sculptures in the UK at sunset? The Angel of the North is an impressive structure and has a picnic area where you can rest and reflect together and enjoy the evening ambience while grabbing some great photo opportunities.
Allout Adventures would suit those of you with a competitive nature, or if you simply enjoy outdoor activities. With an array of things to do such as quad biking, axe and knife throwing, clay pigeon shooting, segway safari and much more, an adventure is on the cards!
Whatever you may choose to do with your new date, Newcastle will no doubt cater to your needs and preferences.